Arthur H. Howell in his book “Birds of Alabama” (1928) stated that the Baltimore Oriole bred sparingly in the northern half of the state. He quotes Dr. W. C. Avery to the effect that at Greensboro, Alabama, the bird bred prior to 1870 but by 1890 was not to be found except in autumn migration. Roger Tory Peterson in his book “A Field Guide to the Birds” intimates the bird (in breeding) is absent on the southeast coastal plain.
Author: Jenkins Jackson
Volume Number: 8 Year Published: 1960
Issue Number: 3
Page Number: 17
Link to article: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1960/Vol 8 No. 3_1960_p17.pdf
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